Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

I cannot be a materialist—but Oh, how is it possible that a God who speaks to all hearts can let Belgravia go laughing to a vicious luxury, and Whitechapel cursing to a filthy debauchery—such suffering, such dreadful suffering—and shall the short years of Christ's mission atone for it all?
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. letter, Dec. 3, 1907. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 1, ed. James T. Boulton (1979).
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